ERIC Number: ED427216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Learning Staff Development. Final Report. Fiscal Year 1997-98.
Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.
This document consists of a brief project report and a manual developed by the Adult Learners' Training and Assistance Program. The report describes how instructors at Luzerne County Community College (Pennsylvania) learned about the basic/essential elements of cooperative learning by actively experiencing cooperative learning instructional sessions. Three staff development sessions covered the following topics: cooperative learning, team building, and cooperative learning structures and techniques; basic elements of effective cooperative learning; immersing instructional staff within cooperative learning structures and techniques; benefits of cooperative learning; instructional activities appropriate for cooperative learning; planning a cooperative learning lesson; and making organizational decisions for a cooperative learning session. The instructors participated in a peer review of cooperative learning sessions and contributed a learning script, including handouts, to a cooperative learning manual. The manual begins with a description of the cooperative learning structure or technique, placed before the directions for the activity to encourage manual users to create additional activities appropriate to the needs of the adult learners to whom they provide literacy services. Components of each learning activity include some or all of the following: structure; directions for structure; basic elements employed; lesson title with content area(s), category, and time; directions for activity; additional ideas; handout recommendations; text suggestions; and handout(s). (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.